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August 23rd, 2010
Is Saudi Aramco Pioneering Nanotechnology Research?
About three years ago, I was involved in the research and drafting of a document that set out to provide the strategic priorities for a nanotechnology program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The experience gave me a fairly comprehensive understanding of what Saudi Arabia's infrastructure capabilities were for supporting a nanotechnology program.
To be honest, I really don't know to what extent the recommendations of the report were followed. But if the news reports since then are any indication it appears Saudi has decided to outsource some of their nanotechnology development in order to kick start their nanotech research program.
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